Opening  position in fish biology, aquaculture and related disciplines
Opening position in fish biology, aquaculture and related disciplines

open position research scientist



Fondazione COISPA ETS has an opening position as research scientist.

We seek candidates for a research position in fish biology, aquaculture and related disciplines. The research position is based at COISPA premises in Bari – Torre a Mare

Essential requirement is expertise in sustainable/organic aquaculture models, fish welfare and the conservation of aquatic organisms at risk. This encompasses knowledge of fish physiology and behavior. As well as familiarity with eco-physiological responses to fish stress factors in different feeding/housing conditions.

Preferential requirements are the expertise in quantitative analysis combined with solid statistical skills.

The candidate should have a Master’s Degree in one of the following disciplines: Animal production, Ecology, Biology, Environmental sciences or related disciplines, a PhD, or alternatively a documented and relevant experience in these subjects.

Working in multi-disciplinary teams will be an important part of the position, as well as working collaboratively and interacting routinely with other colleagues and research groups, participating to EU/National projects and coordinating research tasks.

COISPA works on fishery & aquaculture research. The COISPA’s infrastructures are:

1) Laboratory of Ichthyology and Marine Ecology (LIME);

2) Modelling Laboratory (MOL);

3) Experimental Aquaculture Laboratory (EAL);

4) Energetic Metabolism and Telemetry Laboratory (EMTEL) (

We seek a creative person, with the ability to effectively work in interdisciplinary teams on cross- cutting issues. Because of the international nature of the work, an ability to read and speak English is required, knowledge of the Italian language would be an additional asset. Preference will be given to those with some demonstrated participation in research projects and scientific productivity through peer- review publications.

Applicants must have good collaboration skills, appear positive and results-oriented. We will put great emphasis on personal qualities.

The position is for one year, and may be renewable as a permanent position. Smart working, in certain circumstances, is a possibility taken into consideration.

The salary will depend on the level of experience.

Applicants are asked to send at the email (cc: the following documents in PDF format:

  1. curriculum vitae in EU format;
  2. maximum two pages of narrative, describing research interests and plans;
  • a presentation letter.

This selection notice is available on the COISPA institutional web page at


open position research scientist